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Winter warming mushroom soup

June 04, 2016

One of our absolute top, number one, favourite garlic recipes is THIS awesome mushroom soup. Seriously...if you like mushrooms and garlic, you have to try this.

Soup and bread with friends

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Papa don't preach...

August 21, 2015

Bookworm or garden guru, coffee guzzler or organic man, we've got something for everyone! We've put together a Father's Day pictorial gift guide so you can give the favourite man in your life, a gift brimming with serious eco credentials!

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Let me take you to my happy place...

January 16, 2015

On a recent guest blog over at cityhippyfarmgirl, there were lots of really nice things said about the pictures of our garden (aw shucks) so I'd like to show you where we drew our inspiration from. Our garden pales in comparison to this garden. This is my happy place. This used to be my local. This is Veg Out Community Garden in St Kilda. Let me show you around...

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Pickled out...

December 14, 2014

Zucchini is by far my favourite vegetable (ok fruit) to grow and cook. So simple and verging on being boring with their sheer abundance, they're just so easy to grow and so versatile to cook with. Plus if you can't grow your own there's always stacks at the grocers. I owe the humble zucchini plant for my now thriving veggie patch and love of home grow food. It was the first veggie I grew - from a packet of Diggers Black Beauty - and it was such a bonza crop that I was hooked on growing them from that point on...

Handmade gifts of pickles

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Heaven on a baking tray

December 07, 2014

I tried something different with this week's harvest and it's heaven on a baking tray. THIS is how our tomato sauce will be made from this day forward. The slow roasting brings out a far more complex blend of flavours than you usually get with sauce made on the stovetop. No joke, this sauce is awesome. 

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Wrap it up - eco style

November 27, 2014

I watched an ad recently where the recipient ripped open their carefully wrapped present to get to the item underneath. I winced, I really did. It seems crazy in todays day, that so many people are still doing this at gift giving time. Sigh… what an incredible waste of paper.

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Get Daddy Cool for Father's Day

August 19, 2014

We've put together a Father's Day pictorial gift guide so you can give your dad, pops or favourite uncle a gift brimming with some serious 'daddy cool'...

      

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(almost) Plastic Free with Kids

July 20, 2014

So I've been trying really hard to give Plastic Free July a go but, with kids, by jingo it's challenging. Now don't get me wrong, total kudos to those wonderful mums I see on facebook and pinterest, you know the ones... They buy only bulk produce and spend weekends at the growers market. "Oh we wouldn't dream of using store bought plastic wrapped bread" they say while they turn out perfect loaf of organic spelt sourdough and pop yet another tray of sugar free, gluten free, dairy free, nut free, egg free superfood muesli bars in the oven but the fact is, I am not that mum - yet.

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Happy campers

April 17, 2014

As the Easter long weekend approaches our beautiful beachside town fills up with happy campers. I reckon that this is by far the best time of year for camping. The summer heat has passed, the wind drops, the days are glorious, the nights are clear, calm and not too chilly. 

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